Eustratia winter collection part 1

Sometimes as an independent brand, it’s difficult to produce enough garments for a new collection all in one go. I always struggle to find the balance between making enough money to stay afloat, preserving my artistic integrity and learning new skills, all of which I consider integral parts of running my business. This means that sometimes, I have to prioritise things that break up the flow of creativity and not create as many new items as I planned.

This happened during the creation of my winter collection and I decided to photograph and share what I had and add to it at a later date, instead of risking it looking rushed or producing items I didn’t love.

I was initially afraid there weren’t enough similar items for it to seem like a collection but ater looking at the images, I think the mood comes across, despite the fact that it is incomplete.

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Images by Toria Brightside

Models: Myself and Jessica @Vauhaus

Featuring the beautiful Tara

Some of the items have already been listed on my website, where you can also get 20% off or about another hour with the code: ENDOFYEAR20

Hair story

I saw Audrey Kitching do a post on how her hair had evolved since 2005 and it got me thinking about the different hairstyles I’ve had in that time. I’ve had a multitude of different real and fake hair styles over the years and decided to dip out some photos to share some of them.

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This is one from my first photoshoot in my college boiler room in 2005.

I used to wear a lot of fake hair but it was actually black at the time.

I used to wear a lot of fake hair but it was actually black at the time.

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21st birthday vanity shots

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red 21st birthday vanity shots

 

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first bought dreads

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first knotted fake dreads I made

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ghost in the shell hair

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skin two ball 2005 or 6

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experimenting with wool dreads

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foam, synth dreads and plastic

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rexlace fringe and dreads

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short silver and purple dreads

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first time totally bleached before going lilac/grey.

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chopsticks bun dreads phase

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purple backcombed mullet

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puple weft extensions

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grey and purple curly and straight dreads

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natural hair and dreads

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purple fringe and dreads

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plum and purple

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purple mess

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purple bob

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purple synth dreads and fringe

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purple concave bob

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purple and blond victory rolls

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curly dreads

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white and lilac curly dreads

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lilac dreads

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dreads and weft extensions

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dreads and undercut

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curly dreads

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white curly dreads

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dreads with nut beads

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purple hair rolls

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rose red weft extensions

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rose red hair with salt and pepper weft.

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dread bun with plastic fringe

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white bob

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curly weft

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all the fake hair

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red and curly wefts

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mini crimped

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pinned up

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grey weft

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black and white curly weft

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rolls and weft

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buns

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short roll

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grey bob

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white bob

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curls and pug

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backcombed

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shaved side

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lilac and purple by toria brightside

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all up by neil lewis

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crimped

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lilac up-do

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backcombed

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deathhawk

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roll plait

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troll

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curls

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mono-roll

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more extensions

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double braids

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silver and grey

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fluffy

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black fringe

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lilac and white extensions

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pink by jennifer byron

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white crimped

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transitional dip dye by emily bailey

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braids and shaved

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black dip dye by jennifer byron

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light blue

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rope braids

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turquoise

This is just a selection of my hairstyle pictures. The sizes are a bit all over the place but I didn’t want to exclude the smaller ones.

Some people think it’s embarrassing to upload old photos but I think it’s fun to remember past hair and style, as well as the memories that come with it.

I hope you enjoyed looking through my hair story.

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A gap in the clouds

Manchester is known for its cloudy skies and constant drizzle so when you get sunny days in March, it’s pretty much compulsory to take pictures. It was particularly nice to not have to carry a jacket around!

house1house2 copyhouse3house6house7house5        Cardigan: Topsho

  Top: Topshop

Skirt: H&M

Leggings: Ebay

Boots: Irregular choice

Accessories: Richard Ayres

Body jewellery: bodyjewelleryshop

Images by Richard Ayres

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Current obsessions #14

current obsessions 14This week has been mostly about decoration inspiration. I haven’t started putting anything up get, I’m just trying to decide what would suit the house most. It will be the first time decorating my own house for the festive season so I want to make it special.

I also thoroughly enjoyed TG Manchester on Friday, a post about that will be coming soon.

 

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